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  • Hollywood Star Vehicles Chase European Audience Award

    LONDON -- English-language fare with Hollywood stars make up more than a third of the nominees for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award, which will be voted for by film fans across Europe. Nominees include "Anna Karenina," starring Keira...
  • Bigger and healthier: European men grow 11cm in a century

    Bigger and healthier: European men grow 11cm in a century
    LONDON (Reuters) - The average height of European men grew by a surprising 11 centimeters from the early 1870s to 1980, reflecting significant improvements in health across the region, according to new research published on Monday. Contrary to...
  • Anchor Bay Inks U.K. Deal with Richwater

    LONDON -- Anchor Bay Entertainment UK, the British arm of the Starz-owned, Beverly Hills-based distribution company, has inked a co-production pact with Jonathan Sothcott's London-based indie Richwater Films. The partners will develop, finance and...
  • Britain could vote again on hitting Syria, officials suggest

    Britain could vote again on hitting Syria, officials suggest
    LONDON – President Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike on Syria could open the door to another vote by the British Parliament, which rejected such intervention, senior officials here suggested Sunday. The...
  • Britain rules out second vote on Syrian strike

    Britain rules out second vote on Syrian strike
    LONDON --The British government has ruled out a second parliamentary vote on participation in a military strike against the Syrian ruling regime. Senior politicians had urged another vote after the government’s surprising defeat Thursday, when...
  • Pyke, Grylls Join Charlie Pattinson's New Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Leading U.K. producer Charlie Pattinson launched his new shingle, New Pictures, Tuesday, and has tapped a stellar senior management team. Elaine Pyke joins from pay TV operator BSkyB, and Willow Grylls moves across from Pattinson's previous...
  • Netflix Slots Russell Peters Comedy Special, Documentary Series for Oct. 14

    Netflix will make its first foray into original comedy and documentary programming with Canadian comic Russell Peters next month, as the Internet streamer continues to fashion itself in the image of a premium cable network. Starting Monday, Oct. 14,...
  • David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own

    David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own
    David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett,...
  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban opens British library

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban opens British library
    LONDON -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head last year for advocating education for girls like herself, honored her own weapon of choice Tuesday: the book. The 16-year-old, who was hospitalized in Britain after being...
  • Patrick McKenna Made Chairman of U.K.'s National Film and Television School

    Patrick McKenna, the chief exec of U.K. media investment and advisory group Ingenious Media, has been tapped as the chairman of the National Film and Television School. The financier, who has invested coin into "Avatar," "Life of Pi," "Trance," "127...
  • A timely French victory off the Virginia Capes ensures Washington's triumph at Yorktown

    A timely French victory off the Virginia Capes ensures Washington's triumph at Yorktown
    Those Americans who hold the French in such contempt today might do well to look back at Sept. 5, 1781 for an instructive history lesson. Without the French sailors who defeated the Royal Navy in the Battle of the Capes, Washington's triumph over...
  • Weinstein Co. Taps Jamie Schwartz As International Marketing President

    With awards season getting underway, The Weinstein Company has hired veteran exec Jamie Schwartz as president of international marketing. Schwartz will be heading and overseeing international marketing for TWC releases from their UK offices. As VP of...